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Lighting the Christmas tree

President Calvin Coolidge lit the first National Christmas Tree on December 24, 1923 in Washington, DC. Standing at the foot of the tree, the president touched a button that lit the tree electrically, with 2,500 bulbs in red, white and green. The tree was donated by the president of Middlebury College in Vermont, Coolidge’s home state.

Photos by Andrea Killam

Yoga for everyone

HONESDALE, PA — A screen in Yoga International’s headquarters shows a map with dots all over the world. “That’s all the people who are currently on our site,” said chief business officer Travis Head. Britain, India, Australia and the United States are among the many countries whose citizens are visiting the Yoga International website.

TRR photo by Amanda Reed

A friend to farmers

LIBERTY, NY — Farmers are busy people. Busy during planting season, during the harvest, and generally busy on a day-to-day basis. While they work on growing their product, it’s easy to lose sight of marketing and selling that product. That’s where certain programs and initiatives can step in to help.

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How ‘bout them apples

REGION — Apple picking: the quintessential fall activity. But if you look forward to apple season, you may be disappointed this fall, as there aren’t that many apples this year. Last year’s harvest yielded a large quantity of apples, but this year it’s a different story. There are a few reasons for this.




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